History

The group originated from Kenya with the idea put together by Omondi Peter a graduate from the University of Nairobi College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences. His Scouting back ground, life experience and exposure acted as the base of the whole project.
The group held it’s first meeting at Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies Mombasa County on 23th October. A group of 50 Youth attended  the Youth Symposium where a presentation about the project was done and all supported the ideas and agreed it was worth putting to action. Since then the group have been in action organizing several events with an attempt to market itself and set the ground by engaging the Youth through Youth Leadership and Development sports and Entertainment Programs with the first Youth training on Leadership and Governamce  Seminar at Jaffery College organized by Ithna Asheri Young Mens Union.

Global Youth Forum – Leadership and Development team during a Leadership & Governance training.

Several activities have followed since then, with a Jamhuri Day Futsal Tournament whose main aim was to help the Youth Walk away from Drugs and Substance abuse by getting engaged in sports. The event brought 16 teams (200 youths) around the coast region  with Mvita MP. Mheshimiwa Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir as the guest of honour who echoed the effects of the drugs on youth lives and futures.

Following this worthy courses and actions, other countries in Africa (Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia, Burundi), United States and United Kingdom, have also expressed interests and are running their own groups.The target of the group is to start local (at Community level – already on going) and grow to an International Non Governmental Organization supporting the Youth around the world.

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African Dryland Institute for Sustainability , University of Nairobi